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7 Tips for Writing Headlines That Pop in a Journalist’s Inbox

March 13th, 2012 by

Don’t be obscure or too clever with your headlines and subject lines, says The In-House Writer’s Andrew Hindes.

Trying to Prove PR’s Value? All You Need Is an iPhone

March 9th, 2012 by

A flight attendant went berserk on an American Airlines plane this morning as it taxied for takeoff in Dallas, and some of the action was broadcast on the Web. This got me thinking: Who got the first email or call at American when the story broke? I th…

Facebook Users Receive More, Give Less; Robust Sites Lift In-Store Sales; Social Media and Software Industry

March 9th, 2012 by

▶ Facebook Users Receiveth More, Giveth Less: A Feb. 2012 Pew Internet study that combines server logs of Facebook activity with survey data finds that over one month, 40% of average Facebook users made a

How Not to Build Your Brand: 5 Damaging Mistakes

March 8th, 2012 by

Brand development favors those who can highlight their expertise and identity—not those who blend in and leave clients without critical information.

Saints Bounty: Consequences Loom, but Not For PR

March 5th, 2012 by

Has the news that the New Orleans Saints had a “bounty” program—paying defensive players $1,500 for a “knockout” and $1,000 for a “cart-off” of offensive opponents—been a PR disaster for the NFL? Hardly. Currently the NFL is exp…

Using Pinterest Yet? 13 Tips for Gaining Business Exposure for Your Clients

March 5th, 2012 by

There’ a lot to like about Pinterest—not least its rapidly expanding user base. Here is a baker’s dozen tips to help your pins (and your clients’ pins) get noticed and repinned.

Ben & Jerry’s ‘Lin-Sanity’ Flavor Leaves Bad Taste

February 27th, 2012 by

Jeremy Lin’s hoop success not only brought questions about how players of different ethnicity, experience and education are judged in the NBA, but also questions of political correctness and racial sensitivity—or insensitivity—off the court. …

Innovation Is Overrated

February 24th, 2012 by

We asked a simple question on the PR News Facebook page this week: “What words are overused in press releases?” “Innovative” popped up the most among the responses. Did your eyes glaze over when you read that? That’s the …

5 Tips to Help Brands Find Their True Voice on Digital Platforms

February 23rd, 2012 by

Applying the art and science of active listening can help an organization reveal its most effective digital voice, says Iona College’s Robert J. Petrausch.

Will a New CEO Help Johnson & Johnson Regain Its Mojo?

February 22nd, 2012 by

The news that Johnson & Johnson’s longtime CEO Bill Weldon is stepping down as of April 1 has the business world buzzing: Is the 63-year-old Weldon’s departure and the appointment of Alex Gorsky as the… Continued